Roll out the picnic blanket and crack open your cocktail shaker; we’ve a posy of springtime-cocktails and the chance to win gin…
Winter has breathed its last (we hope) and as we wave farewell to shuddering rain and cold toes amidst our Bank Holiday bliss, we look forward to balmy days, to scorching festivals and picnics in the park. Brand me an optimist, but I say that calls for a drink.
What conjures the smell of cut grass, of fresh morning air, and all the delights of spring better than gin? The first G&T of the year, for me, always marks summer’s approach. But in the spirit of springtime frivolity (and the sudden urge to throw a garden party) we’ve decided to go one step further and shake (and stir) up some spring-inspired cocktails. After all, when it comes to gin, only the finest will do, so one of the longest reigning purveyors of British gin was right up our street. Greenall’s have been producing gin from a secret recipe for over 250 years and turns out they have a few cocktail recipes up their sleeve…
100ml Greenhall’s Original London Dry Gin
50ml freshly-squeezed lemon juice
40ml sugar syrup (gomme)
Shake all the ingredients with ice and strain into an ice-filled tall glass, top up with soda water and garnish with a lemon slice and mint sprig.
35ml Greenall’s Original London Dry Gin
10ml elderflower cordial
20ml lemon juice
40ml cucumber juice
60ml cloudy apple juice
Start with a glass filled with ice. Pour each ingredient in one after the other, then finish with the cloudy apple and stir.
50ml Greenall’s Wild Berry Gin
25ml lemon juice
15ml vanilla syrup
1 egg white
Pour all ingredients into together and give a short shake with ice. Pour liquid into one half of a Boston shaker and discard the ice. Dry shake to further emulsify, before pouring the lovely frothy liquid into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a blackberry.
In honour of a spirit so synonymous with spring and summer, master distillers of fine gin, Greenall’s are offering two bottles of their finest to giveaway. One lucky Fed Up & Drunk readers can get their hands on a bottle of the cool classic The Original London Dry Gin and a bottle of their berry finest Greenall’s Wild Berry Gin.
We’re assuming you know your gin. Prove it, and be in with a chance of winning a bottle:
No purchase necessary. Competition opens Saturday 4th April 2015 and closes Sunday 26th April 2015. Open to UK residents 18+ only. A winner will be drawn after the closing date. Normal restrictions apply. Promoter Greenall’s The Original London Dry Gin, Quintessential Brands Company Ltd, Melbury Park, Clayton Road, Warrington, Cheshire WA3 6PH.